Because this assessment covers the carbon footprint of bananas that are produced on Dole-owned banana plantations in Costa Rica and then distributed in the German marketplace, the results are specific to that scope and do not give generic numbers for all Dole processes.

  • The carbon footprint of the Dole bananas at issue in the study amount to 1124 kg CO2e per ton of bananas.
  • The majority of emissions are related to overseas transportation.
  • Emissions related to fertilizer use have a significant impact on the total carbon footprint of Dole bananas.